Nagapattinam  district is coming under Cauvery delta region and the total area under cultivation is 271583 ha. In that, Horticultural crops have been cultivated in about 17080 ha and the prominent crops under cultivation are Cashew, Mango, Banana, Guava, Tapioca, Chillies, Brinjal and other vegetables.  To increase the production, productivity and income of farmers, various schemes are being implemented through Department of Horticulture and Plantation crops. To impart hi-tech production techniques among farmers various schemes like poly house construction,  distribution of seedlings of high yielding varieties of fruit crops, vegetables and plantation crops are being done.

The strategies of Horticulture Department are to encourage the use of hybrid seeds and quality planting material in area expansion of horticulture crops, hi-tech cultivation, high density planting, promotion of cultivating high value horticulture crops under protected cultivation and  use of micro irrigation for enhancing the production. The hybrid vegetable protray seedlings will be raised in State Horticulture Farm  and distributed to farmers at subsidized cost to increase the area and production of vegetable cultivation.

The major schemes under implementation in Nagapattinam District.

Micro Irrigation scheme under Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY):

Micro irrigation is an advanced water conservation and management technology that improves water use efficiency by 40-60%. Irrigation is a critical factor for increasing production and productivity of crop. Besides water use efficiency and  fertilizer use efficiency is also ensured by applying fertilizers through irrigation water directly to the root zones. This irrigation technology minimizes the weed growth and reduces the labour requirement. Through Micro irrigation, area under cultivation is increased with available water leads in doubling the production resulted to tripling farmer’s income. In Tamil Nadu, Government has given big thrust to Micro irrigation and it is the only State in the Country which continued its support to provide 100% subsidy to Small and Marginal farmers and 75% subsidy to other farmers. A beneficiary can get financial assistance upto 5ha. Farmers who are all already benefited can also get subsidy for renew the laterals after seven years. This scheme is implemented with a sharing pattern of 50:50 small and marginal farmer & 50:25 other farmer between Centre and State.

Integrated Horticulture Development Programme:

Area expansion of high remunerative horticulture crops such as Vegetables, Fruits, Spices and Condiments, Flowers and Plantation crops is being promoted with adoption of high tech cultivation practices.

National Agriculture Development Programme:

National Agricultural Development Programme is a shared scheme between Centre and State with 60:40 sharing pattern. Revival of horticulture crops like choice fruits development programme, Area expansion  of fruits, vegetables, Spices and flowers. Onion Development Programme and  protected cultivation like poly green house cultivation.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana (PMFBY) Crop Insurance:

The Government is implementing this scheme with a deep concern to protect the livelihood of the farmers suffering from crop losses by natural calamities like drought, flood and cyclone. Then New Crop Insurance Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” (PMFBY) conceptualized to protect the farmers from production risks, ensure food security, encourage crop diversification, besides enhancing growth and competitiveness of agriculture sector is implemented with the following objectives: Extending financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of unforeseen events, Stabilizing the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming and Encouraging farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices. Uniform cut-off date for enrolment of loanee and non loanee farmers is the other benefit that will be provided under this scheme. In Nagapattinam district, Mango crop is notified to covered under this insurance scheme. Farmers insured the crops in notified villages could get insurance amount for crop damage due to natural calamities and tremendous yield loss due to pest and diseases.

State Horticulture Farms (SHFs):

The objective of State Horticulture farm is timely production and distribution of pedigree and quality planting materials of Horticulture crops to the farmers. One State Horticulture farm is  functioning at Vanduvancherry, Nagapattinam district.


  1. Application Form
  2. Chitta and adangal (original)
  3. FMB sketch
  4. Aadhaar
  5. In case of Lessee farmers, registered lease agreement should be furnished.
  6. Soil and water test reports for cultivation related components
  7. Passport size photos (3 Nos.)
  8. Ration card (Xerox)
  9. Bank passbook (1st page Xerox) for verifying the Account Number
  10. Affidavit for components wherein the assistance is above Rs.50,000/-
  11. Field photos during various stages of implementation with beneficiary (for Area expansion and project based activities)


1 A.Manivannan Deputy Director of Horticulture Nagapattinam District 9487068492
2 S.Selvapriya Assistant Director of Horticulture (PM) Nagapattinam District 9597045973
3 K.Suganaya Horticulture Officer (Tech-1) (i/c) Nagapattinam District 9843405617
4 D.Suresh Horticulture Officer (Tech-2) (i/c) Nagapattinam District 8946036074




5 K.Kannan Assistant Director of Horticulture Vedharnayam 7845818577
6 R.Dhivya Assistant Director of Horticulture Kilvelur 9600720070
7 C.Ponni Assistant Director of Horticulture Sembanarkovil 7904515559
8 S.Ramesh Assistant Director of Horticulture Mayiladuthurai 9159627783
9 K.JayaLakhsmi Assistant Director of Horticulture Nagapattinam 8760037601
10 K.Suganya Horticulture officer Kollidam 9843405617
11 D.Suresh Horticulture officer Kuthalam 8946036074
12 N.Sivaramakrishnan Horticulture officer Thirumurugal 9940994114
13 R.Selvarasu Horticulture officer Sirkali 9750581233
14 R.Silambarasan Horticulture officer Thalainaiyar 9994626991


Deputy Director of Horticulture